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Old 11-08-2018, 04:53 PM
enalzi is offline
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Originally Posted by Tom Tildrum View Post
Respectfully, these analyses get the issue backward. The Democrats had 55% of the overall votes in Senate races, according to the "popular vote" counts going around, but they won two-thirds of Tuesday's Senate races. In other words, the actual 2018 Senate voting results were heavily skewed to over-represent Democratic voters.

Presumably that's equally unjust, of course.
Except we're looking at a third of a total election. The total Senate makeup is from 2014, 2016, and 2018. Which in total, Dems have 54.5% of the popular vote, but will end up with a minority of seats.